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    Artstart 2023 Wellington

    Held from the 24th June to the 8th July, Artstart 2023 Pōneke was an exhibition made up of the top artworks shortlisted from a group of over 1,500 submissions across Wellington Secondary Schools. 

    Thank you to those who supported our young artists and gave them a boost in confidence of their artistic abilities. 

    If you'd like to be in the know about future exhibitions, join our email database (in the footer) and we'll let you know when dates are locked in for 2024. 


    Artstart 2023 Pōneke Scholarship Winner

    Generously and kindly sponsored by High Performance Milling & Transport, this years Artstart 2023 Pōneke Scholarship was awarded to Anna Wilkinson for her artwork 'Ataraxia.'

    View limited edition fine art prints of Anna Wilkinson's winning artwork.

    $5,000 Scholarship Package:

    • $3,000 Cash Prize
    • $1,000 Artist Mentorship - the scholarship winner is paired with a local practicing artist to help support, encourage and guide their artistic development.
    • $1,000 Art Supplies - to help support and remove any financial barriers to being able to access art supplies and in tern drive continued participation in the arts.


    Top 5 Blind Auction Results

    Judged by an independent judging panel consisting of art experts and practicing artists, the top five artworks are selected from the student collection and made available in the blind auction for the duration of the exhibition.

    Blind Auction Results: 


    H.P.M 2023 Pōneke People's Choice Award


    Congratulations to Keighan Silvester, the winner of the H.P.M 2023 Pōneke People’s Choice Award with his artwork Haumie Tiketike / Rongomātāne!

    Keighan takes away a $1,000 cash prize, donated by our amazing sponsor High Performance Milling & Transport Ltd.

    Learn more about this amazing young artist and view his limited edition fine art prints.


    Our Hugely Generous Supporters

    Artstart 2023 Pōneke was made possible with the support of these legends.